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American Grindhouse / Nightmares in Red, White and Blue DVD
American Grindhouse /  Nightmares in Red, White and Blue

American Grindhouse / Nightmares in Red, White and Blue

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The salacious and uproarious AMERICAN GRINDHOUSE explores the hidden history of the exploitation film, those popular purveyors of cheap sex and violence. It emerged from the tents of carnie sideshows into features like Freaks, and mutated from there to change with the times. There were the rebellious teen flicks and Nudie Cuties of the Eisenhower 50s, bloody gore-fests and drug movies of the turbulent 60s, and the Blaxploitation boom in the 70s, echoing the Black Power movement. AMERICAN GRINDHOUSE takes a fascinating look at the films, filmmakers, shysters, and hustlers who made it all happen. Narrated by Academy Award winner Robert Forster, and boasting exclusive interviews with filmmakers, actors and critics Herschell Gordon Lewis, Joe Dante, Larry Cohen, John Landis, Fred Williamson, Kim Morgan and many more, and featuring over 200 clips from some of the most outrageous movies ever made, AMERICAN GRINDHOUSE is the most comprehensive documentary ever made on these masterpieces of the lowbrow. Nightmares in Red, White and Blue is a comprehensive history of the American horror film that aims right for the jugular. Starting with Thomas Edison's version of Frankenstein and slashing its way through to Saw and beyond, this incisive documentary examines how these monstrous creations were gruesome reflections of their time. Nightmares charts the genre's shift from atomic age anxieties (Them) and Vietnam-era violence (Night of the Living Dead) all the way to post-9/11 xenophobia (Hostel), with stops atthe Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Camp Crystal Lake in between. Director Andrew Monument also explores the rebellious appeal of the outsider, starting with silent star Lon Chaney and later epitomized in Hannibal Lecter's idiosyncratic pursuit of individual
Title: American Grindhouse / Nightmares in Red, White and Blue
Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
Starring: Fred Williamson, Joe Dante, John Landis, Lance Henriksen, Robert Forster, Tammi Ann, Hank Armstrong, David Christopher, Ian Daniels, Nick East
Directors: Elijah Drenner, Andrew Monument
Studio: Lorber Films (Kino)
Attributes: 2PC
Release Date: 7/26/2011
Original Year: 2009
Product Type: DVD
Rated: NR
UPC: 738329077723
Item #: KOV907772

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